Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Merkel Has Had Enough With Multiculturalism While Medvedev Gets A Video Blogging Hobby and Iran Destabilizes Iraq

Angela Merkel declares death of German multiculturalism via @guardian

Merkel: Multiculturalism has "utterly failed" in Germany

Video-Blog Diplomacy Could Trap Medvedev | Opinion | The Moscow Times

Iran destabilizing entire Middle East: former Iraq PM Allawi

How Iran brokered a secret deal to put its ally in power in Iraq via @guardian
Ahmadinejad says Iran conditionally ready for talks with G5+1

RT @TelegraphNews Russia calls the shots in Kyrgyz election - Telegraph
Nuclear pact with U.S. at risk - Russian lawmaker
Kremlin insider nominated Moscow mayor -

Trial over Cairo synagogue attack postponed again - Haaretz

Iran warns domestic media on opposition coverage -

blogsofwar Saudis warn of new terror threat in Europe -

U.S. Businessman Reza Taghavi Freed from an Iran Prison After 29 Months Behind Bars - ABC News

Saudi, Syrian leaders meet in bid to defuse Lebanon tension

Jordan promises Maliki support for Iraq reconciliation

Briton kidnapped in Somalia was trying to free yacht couple | Mail Online

African Union approves 20,000 troops for Somalia
King of Jordan: EU must support renewal of direct talks,7340,L-3970608,00.html

Global Arab Network | Greece backs Jordan bid for advanced EU status | Jordan Politics

Canada 'moving quickly' to find new Mideast base - CTV News
PMO denies that Netanyahu, Erdogan to meet in Athens

Turkel C'tee asks Turkish embassy to provide witnesses
Arab League urges world leaders to boycott OECD conference in Jerusalem - Haaretz

Good News in the Middle East

jonhutson #China blocks #UN report that Sudanese assailants used Chinese bullets in attacks on UN/AU peacekeepers via @columlynch

Blasts hit secret Iranian missile launching-pad for US, Israeli targets